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The Art of Memory
     

The Art of Memory

by Frances A. Yates
 

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The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - invented an elaborate memory system based on a technique of impressing "places" and "images" on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the

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The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - invented an elaborate memory system based on a technique of impressing "places" and "images" on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno. This is a study of the art of memory. Frances A. Yates is the author of "Theatre of the World", "Astraea" and "The Valois Tapestries".

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A reprint of the 1966 Chicago edition. It is copublished with Routledge, K.P. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780712655453
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.41(d)

Meet the Author

Frances A. Yates (1899-1981) was Reader in the History of the Renaissance at the University of London. Her other books include Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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